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Topic: Santa Claus problem
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BFG

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Registered: 3/1/05
Re: Santa Claus problem
Posted: Dec 19, 2004 6:03 PM
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I think one way to help students get at this type of problem would be
to use pieces of string. The could set a total amount and then cut
string to equal 1/3, 1/4, etc. Putting the string together would
allow them to see the grand total. They could then adjust up or down
as was needed.




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